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Infections In Groin With Smelly Pus
What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.
Internist or Surgeon: I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist. You need to take antibiotics that cover staph. Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I was diegnosed with herpes type 2 nine years ago. Since then I beleive my groin and breath smell. Not nice kind of smelly bad bacteria. My gp says it's all in my head. But after swabs in groin I always get fungil infection their. Point 2. I've had bells
Separate problems: Neither HSV2 nor genital herpes can cause altered breath or groin odor, and herpes rarely causes recurrent inflammation or irritation in the groin. These are entirely separate problems. Your question is cut off at "bells", but maybe you mean Bell's palsy? That problem can be related to HSV1, but rarely if ever to HSV2. Discuss w/ your doctor, or get truly expert care at your nearby NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more
Systemic symptoms?: The # of white cells in the urine does'mt tell severity. The most important thing is whether or not the infection has passed from a urethritis (end of the urinary tract), a cystitis (bladder infection), a pyelonephritis (kidney infection) especially if the organisms spill into the blood, or abscess. Fever, back pain, low bp, fast pulse, ability to eat/drink are much more important factors. ...Read more
If I take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldn't it close up the infection? While I was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?
In my urine examination I hv PUS cells 20-25 hpf and EP cells 3-5 hpf...can u tell me its normal or not and hv infection wht type of infection it has?
Not Sure: A urine in a female is difficult to evaluate because of contamination of it by skin and vaginal conditions. You have some epithelial cells which means some contamination but you have significant pus (WBC) cells which indicate infection either from bladder, skin or vagina. With urinary infection you often have urgency, frequency and burning. With vaginal you may have discharge, odor, burn or itch. ...Read more
Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you
Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more
I am 47 years old woman. In my urine report there are pus cells 2-3/hdf and Epithellial cells 8-10/hdf. What does it mean? I am having UT infection?
I've been having recurring abscess' for months on my groin. This time after one popped it left behind a deep bloody hole with pus still. What do I do?
Med evaluation: This may be a serious problems and warrants prompt medical assessment. I would contact your primary care provider and schedule an evaluation appointment. ...Read more
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
I have an infection in my incision & pus was yellow but it changed to green. What does green signify?
I had my vaginal swab and the result says Pus cell- 2-5/hpf Epithelial cell- 10-15/hpf Do I have any infection or is it within normal range. Thank?
It is borderline: Normal range.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a young groin abcess and it has popped itself and has drained pus the past few days, would I need incision still or would it drain itself out?
I am a 38 year old female and I am still lacting after my last son 18 years ago. The fluid is grayish green and thick and has a pus like quility to it is it normal to lactate that long and does the color indicate a infection
I: I would contact your doctor. I don't know why you are still lactating 18 years later, but the color is suggestive of a problem. Please get in to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a sis and it is now have an infection. Because I push it hard. What can I do because it getting more pus?
See physician: May need cyst lanced to fully drain as well as antibiotics. ...Read more
Exam: Have the nasal discharge examined by an ENT specialist and have a bacterial culture performed. Do not attempt to diagnose or treat this without a medical workup. ...Read more
Urine r/m/e report shows albumin: (+), epithelial cell: 3-5/hpf, pus cell: 0-1/hpf. Does it indicate urine infection? I have ckd.
Unclear: The urinalysis results you present are missing the most important markers for uti, that is leukocyte esterase and nitrites. That being said your WBC count isn't elevated. The positive Albumin is likely a consequence of your preexisting ckd. If you have symptoms of a uti, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I did urine analysis and I found that I have pus cells 2- 4 and Rbcs 5-7 in urine. Is that indicate to infection? Do I need to do other analysis?
Fluid in ear: Many children and adults may have fluid in the middle ear space without pain or pus. This condition properly called "otitis media with effusion" most commonly follows a viral upper respiratory infection such as a common cold. The real question is; do you have a hearing loss? Do you have pressure or fullness? Get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Not HIV. Other STD?: You mean in urine, right? HIV doesn't do this. White blood cells (WBC, "pus cells") in urine usually means bacterial infection. In males, this usually is an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia, especially if discharge of mucus or pus from the penis, maybe with painful urination. You need medical attention ASAP. Since you're concerned about HIV, include HIV test. But it's not the cause of pus cells. ...Read more